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Essex Seafood

143R Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1330
+1 978-768-7233
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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143R Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1330
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Reviewed yesterday

Small restaurant just across the Gloucester border you can bring a cooler in with you and eat in the rough if you want local seafood is the theme and a lot cheaper than a full restaurant counter service only

Thank bubbia1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our faves! We tried to go elsewhere recently and the line was so long that we returned to "our usual". Fast service- gluten free batter options- and the food never disappoints!

Thank quintessentialkath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we go to essex in central florida and so we decided to try the original. the menu was different (no fried pickles) but the food was spectacular. we were a big crowd and everyone loved their food. i think essex is the best seafood in...More

Thank ritabee27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted seafood for dinner so he looked online. Essex Seafood had very good reviews so we decided to take the short drive and give it a try. Place is not fancy, huge chalkboard with everything they offer. Orders are placed at...More

Thank Darlene K
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing clam plate actually more clams than French fries we were all very pleased with our fresh non greasy fried clams

Thank motioninlimine
Reviewed 2 June 2017

this was the worst seafood I have ever had...the scallops were not only greasy but overcooked and my wife's fish chunks were over cook so much that when you were chewing it, it turned to sawdust! the chowder was just so-so and for the money...More

Thank Rick l
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Humble surrounding but great casual dining, fabulous lobster and steamers, very reasonable prices, service behind the counter was excellent and friendly, pick up your order and enjoy, they provided extra hot melted butter and both lobster and steamers were hot, juicy and sweet....great casual place...More

Thank CarolynKay102
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Eat there , bring your own drinks, not far from exit, close to all the small town, clean , great for,pets you can eat outside,

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 27 March 2017

While on the quest for the "perfect fried clam", we were at a more notable competitor and were told this is the BEST seafood around with out the oceanfront location. They were absolutely correct! This place is a gem and even better its BYOB! After...More

1  Thank thirstyandfamished
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is where many locals done for great fried seafood. The fried clams, scallops, shrimp, and fish are all excellent!. It is right on route 133 out of Essex heading to Gloucester and offers done in the rough.

Thank misterclean6
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143R Eastern Ave, Rt. 133, Essex, MA 01929-1330
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 978-768-7233
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